A few days ago Mrs. Roy Moore posted a letter purported to be from 50+ pastors from around Alabama, showing their undying support for culture warrior Roy Moore as he faces off against the devil in the form of teenage girls. It was suspicious that the pastors contacted about the letter didn’t seem to know anything about signing off on a letter of support. Looking at Roy Moore’s official page one can see the same letter, but as the Huffington Post’s Antonia Blumberg deftly points out—this is an old letter.
The letter from Alabama pastors that Kayla Moore, the wife of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, posted Sunday to her Facebook page appears to be re-release of an endorsement originally written in August before the GOP primaries, AL.com reports.
It seems like the tangled web being woven here decided to rid the letter of any identifiers to the fact that it was not about the numerous allegations that have recently besotted the “Christian” Moore. There’s even a bible passage omitted!
But select capable men from all the people--men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
You can read the missing paragraphs below the fold.
Here are the three paragraphs that Mrs. Moore forget to add—which can be seen on Roy Moore’s official site. The first three paragraphs:
From the pulpit to hospital rooms, from wedding altars to the funeral home, from the Capitol to our prisons, we are called to serve Jesus Christ in every area of life. With our calling comes a responsibility to address such compelling cultural issues as the special election for United States Senate. We have the opportunity this Tuesday, August 15, to send a man to Washington who shares our convictions, will fight for morality, and will restore integrity in the halls of Congress. That man is Judge Roy Moore.
America has never been in a more desperate position of needing a strong, principled leader than we find ourselves in today. Exodus 18:21 gives us wise criteria for selecting our public officials when it tells us to “… look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people…” In acknowledging that wisdom, Noah Webster wrote in 1837, “…let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted …”
This is a rare occasion where both opportunity and responsibility converge. We are privileged to shoulder this responsibility and vote on Tuesday to elect a senator who is able, who fears God, and who is trustworthy. Judge Roy Moore is uniquely qualified to represent us, fight for our values, and restore integrity and honor to our nation's Capitol.